That, notwithstanding Standing Order 41, the following arrangements shall apply to the debate on a non-Government motion in the names of Senators whose group does not exceed three members —
(i) the time allowed for the debate shall not exceed one and a half hours;
(ii) the speech of the proposer shall not exceed 20 minutes and he (or some other Senator authorised by him who has not already spoken) shall be entitled to ten minutes for a speech in reply;
the speech of each other Senator shall not exceed ten minutes.
At their last meeting the Committee on Procedures and Privileges decided that Labour Senators should be given an entitlement to non-Government time, Private Members' Time, but that in view of their small numbers this entitlement should be halved to one and a half hours. Without this motion a debate on a Labour Party motion would automatically be entitled, under Standing Order No. 41, to the full three hours. This was not the intention. The purpose of this motion is to regularise the position and to adapt the relevant Standing Order accordingly.